Biomedical Pre-Graduate School Conference

  • 2015 Schedule of Events

    Faculty Chair- Madeline Shea, PhD, Director, FUTURE in Biomedicine Program
    Coordinator- Jodi Graff, Biomedical Programs Administrator and Assistant to Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

    Time Event Location
    9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Information Tables with Literature and/or Liaisons from PhD Training Programs
    EMRB Atrium
    9:30 a.m. Welcome 
    Dan Tranel, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Professor of Neurology and Psychology
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    9:45 a.m. Unique Research Opportunities at The University of Iowa 
    Amy Lee, PhD, Assistant Dean for Scientific Affairs, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Neurology and Otolaryngology
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    10:15 a.m. Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Biomedical Education
    Denise Martinez, MD, Assistant Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives 
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    10:30 a.m. Break  
    10:45 a.m. Admissions A-Z
    Jodi Graff, MA, Biomedical Programs Administrator, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    11:15 a.m. I got an interview for grad school: What do I do?
    Madeline Shea, PhD, Director, FUTURE in Biomedicine Program, Professor of Biochemistry

    Mock Interview with Peter Rubenstein, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
    Seebohm Conference Room
    283 EMRB
    11:55 p.m. Closing Remarks  
    12:00 p.m. Escorted to Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) Atrium for lunch  
    12:10 p.m. Lunch with UI Graduate Students EMRB Atrium
    1:00 p.m. Escorted to Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) to meet with admissions committee members  
    1:15 p.m. Informal Q&A with Admissions Committee Members
    Available in clusters, three programs represented per room
    2126, 2136, 2156, & 2189 MERF
    1:40 p.m. Informal Q&A with Admissions Committee Members
    Available in clusters, three programs represented per room
    2126, 2136, 2156, & 2189 MERF
    2:00 p.m. Convene in MERF Atrium and depart for tour of a research core facility or laboratory
    Groups will be led by Graduate Students
    NMR Facility,
    B291 CBRB

    Central Microscopy,
    85 EMRB

    DNA Facility,
    300E EMRB

    Protein Crystallography,
    4-611 BSB 
    2:30 p.m. Return to MERF Atrium
    Regular Schedule of Events Concludes
    MERF Atrium
    2:30 p.m. Additional Opportunity - Additional Core Facility Tour or Laboratory Tour with Graduate Student NMR Facility,
    B291 CBRB

    Central Microscopy,
    85 EMRB

    DNA Facility,
    300E EMRB

    Protein Crystallography,
    4-611 BSB
    3:00 p.m. Tour leaders will escort visitors back to MERF Atrium  

    BSB- Bowen Science Building
    CBRB- Carver Biomedical Research Building
    EMRB- Eckstein Medical Research Building
    MERF- Medical Education Research Facility